Today's News

  • New Directions to host open house during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club, 632 Main St. in Tell City, will host an open house during Schweizer Fest week.
    The public is invited to stop by Aug. 6 through Aug. 9.
    Tours of the facility will be offered as well as the opportunity to attend one class or one workout at no charge. Staff will be available to offer demonstrations and answer questions.
    Those attending can sign up for free prizes and stick around Friday to watch an event from the Perry County Fitness Games, hosted by New Directions.

  • Community Events, Aug. 1

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    JFK Pool changes its hours
    TELL CITY – JFK Pool in Tell City will change its hours of operation for its final week of summer.
    Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 10.

  • Firearms course Aug. 10

    TELL CITY – C&J Firearm Academy will host a National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 that will last approximately eight hours, and will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.
    Participants will learn about firearm safety, parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, care and cleaning, storage opt-ions, selection and more.

  • Heck – Deom

    Whitney Heck and Justin Deom were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael Heck and Susan Heck, both of Tell City. Mr. Deom is the son of William and Diana Deom of Evanston.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • Tell City’s founding story

    Among all the settlements in southern Indiana, Tell City’s origin probably has more in common with New Harmony than with Cannelton or Troy.
    Before the first flatboat launched a handful of settlers to float down the Ohio to dock somewhere near what would later become Pestalozzi Street, a dream was launched by the Swiss Colonization Society to find good places to live in the United States.

  • Anderson Woods celebrates campers’ lives

    The second week of July marked the sixth of eight 4-day, 3-night summer sessions at Anderson Woods Camp, a camp for children and adults with special needs, in its 36th summer of operation.
    That week, the staff and campers welcomed guest Janice Rodriguez, who has been visiting camp for a number of years now. Her first visit to camp was as part of a volunteer service group assisting with Anderson Woods’ spring cleaning to prepare for the summer.

  • No shortcuts to a stronger state economy

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Earlier this month, Indiana closed the books on fiscal year 2013. The state continues to operate well within its means, banking a structural surplus of $493 million in the fiscal year and maintaining a reserve of nearly $2 billion. While the state’s finances offer encouragement, they don’t tell the whole story.
    The state’s strong fiscal position is seemingly at odds with the status of working Hoosier families.

  • Main Street cleanup
  • Santa’s Splash Down WaterPark Now Open at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Splash Down WaterPark at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus opened last week. The new water park features a total of five water slides including two that were previously owned by nearby Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari.

  • State changes school funding equation

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A change in the way the state provides funding to schools became effective July 1, not with the beginning of a new school year, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said July 18.
    He had just learned earlier in the week of the change in a state funding formula, he said during a regular school-board meeting.